Weekly Photo Challenge – Express Yourself

Lionfish Expressing

Lionfish Expressing

As many of you know, one of my passions is underwater photography. So what better way to express myself than to share a shot from my most recent dive trip to Curacao? Here’s a lionfish expressing itself to me! (Click on the image to get an up close and personal view of this magnificent representative of an invasive species.)

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35 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Express Yourself

  1. Lovely patterns that engage.

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  2. RMW says:

    We should all express ourselves so flamboyantly!

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  3. Amy says:

    Wonderful to see through you underwater capture! Thank you so much for this special post, Cathy!

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  4. Elyse says:

    I so envy you these trips, Cathy. And your wonderful photography! But you need to read this and watch out for whales! http://fiftyfourandahalf.com/2015/01/24/portable-self-defense/

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, Elyse. And somehow, I did not get notification of this post, so thanks for the link. Wow! That’s on amazing BM!

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      • Elyse says:

        Isn’t it hilarious???? I am still chuckling about it. I can just imagine, being there, in that beautiful warm water, seeing wonderful wildlife all around and then being covered in poop. Whale of a tale if you ask me!

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  6. Move over Grumpy Cat, make way for Grumpy Fish! What a sourpuss on such a handsome creature of the sea. As usual, another great shot, Cathy.

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  7. vastlycurious.com says:

    He is a beauty! I know they are dangerous but how incredible ! Lets see the T-shirt please?

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, Kathryn. I know! Wouldn’t that be an awesome T-shirt? Or maybe a cool dress! I’m thinking a sleeveless sheath number with those burnt sienna and white stripes. Isn’t it a lovely pattern?

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      • vastlycurious.com says:

        Yes, given some free time, I could make one for you, I love to fabric paint! ( Mentally added to list ) ♥

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      • Cathy Ulrich says:

        There you go! I’ve never done fabric painting. That would be very cool. I’ve got other great shots of these guys if you ever want to see them. Just to get a better idea of the pattern, I mean. 🙂

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      • vastlycurious.com says:

        When I was married we had a HUGE salt water reef tank. He made his own water etc. It was a huge amount of work but he did a great job for about 8 years. We had a lion fish for awhile during our experimental phase of who eats who 🙂

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      • Cathy Ulrich says:

        I bet I can guess who won that battle!

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      • vastlycurious.com says:

        Well the Spider crabs ate everything except the Tangs and the Clown Fish so the Lion Fish was a solo act later in the tank. Eventually he died but lived a long time !

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      • Cathy Ulrich says:

        Yes, crabs are very successful hunters especially with a “captive” audience.

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      • vastlycurious.com says:

        We spent a lot of money in the early years before internet but I have to say it was really great to watch for hours. So relaxing

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  8. As with so many of your underwater shots, this is stunning! Love your work, Cathy. We saw a lot of these in Belize and watched the locals go out daily to hunt them. They are so beautiful, for such destructive guys! Did you alter this photo at all? The colors are gorgeous. Love it!

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  10. Brigitte says:

    I could watch sea creatures for hours. There’s something so soothing, almost embryonic about it. The lion fish is gorgeous, Cathy. Lucky you to see so up close and personal and to share their world for awhile!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      I do feel fortunate to be able to visit that world, Brigitte. It feels primitive and vital – embryonic is a great word to describe the reefs. So much life in those places. Sometimes it’s hard to decide what to photograph! Thanks so much for stopping, my dear!

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  11. Bastet says:

    Just wow! That is very impressive!

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